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Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan

Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon among celebrities to help host Tŷ Hafan’s virtual quiz fundraiser Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon will host a Gavin and Stacey themed round. Credit: Ian West/PA Images Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan. The event is being held at 7pm Friday 10 on the Welsh charity’s Facebook page and is the second virtual quiz fundraiser they have organised. Players are asked to donate what they can, with the first quiz raising almost £3,000. Due to the coronavirus lockdown, Tŷ
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Cardiff During Lockdown…

Whilst out on my 1 hour exercise in Cardiff on Sunday I stopped to take some pictures of Mill Lane in the City Centre and Mermaid Quay In Cardiff Bay. The sun was shining but both the city centre and the bay were warily quite as people in Cardiff were generally adhering to the Lockdown rules, at least as far as I could see!
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Welsh Music Event At Ffos Las Postponed #WelshEvents

Kaiser Chiefs gig at Welsh racecourse has been postponed due to coronavirus The rock band were due to perform at Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire next month but the gig has been postponed due to Coronavirus. Kaiser Chiefs were due to perform at Ffos Las racecourse in May. For more on the Wales Online article follow the link.
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How the Welsh Regions are shaping up for next seasons Pro14 season…

The hugely exciting and star-studded teams Wales’ regions could soon be fielding after flurry of signings Some quality signings and the return to fitness of big names could produce scintillating rugby for Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Scarlets and Dragons supporters next season in Europe and the Guinness PRO14 BY ANDY HOWELL 17:59, 5 APR 2020UPDATED11:24, 6 APR 2020 Nick Tompkins could soon be bringing his excellent Wales form to Cardiff Blues(Image: Ben Evans/Huw Evans Agency) Welsh rugby fans don’t know when their favourite sport will return but there’s plenty to excite them about next season. Some super signings have been made by
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Positive Coronavirus News as Queen Gives Rallying Speach…

Queen’s coronavirus speech: ‘Ambitious’ words ‘to reassure and inspire’ By Jonny Dymond Royal correspondent Image copyrightPA MEDIAImage captionPeople across the UK gathered to watch the Queen’s address There have been difficult royal speeches and addresses in the past – times when the wrong word or the wrong phrase could have undermined the message or let slip a critical opportunity. The broadcast after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 for example, or the speech the Queen gave on her visit to Ireland in 2011. The Palace could have played it safe, stressed unity and given thanks. It would have
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The Welsh Rugby Teams base is being transformed into a Field Hospital to help deal with Coronavirus #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Pictures show dramatic transformation of Welsh rugby team’s base into field hospital Work on the WRU’s National Centre of Excellence started just a few days ago BY BEN JAMES (Image: Princess of Wales Hospital) These are the pictures that show how the Welsh rugby team’s base is rapidly being transformed into a field hospital to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Work started on turning the Welsh rugby team’s inside training pitches a few days ago. The makeshift hospital at the Vale Resort will provide 290 additional beds as the numbers of people with COVID19 increases. Speaking about the makeshift field
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Positive Coronavirus News Roundup

Thom Gibbs & Harriet Barber 1 APRIL 2020 • 11:30 AM The list of beloved cultural institutions this virus has seen off is appalling. Glastonbury, all West End productions, Fast and Furious 9, it’s enough to make you pick up a worthy book for the first time in a decade. But there’s one hardy entity which is here to save us from pretending we understand Joyce. Give it up for the Eurovision Song Contest.  Eurovision should be a relic. It’s highly kitsch, frequently gauche and an example of the continent working together in a post-borders spirit of friendship. All things to
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Positive Welsh Business News – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

New £500m Economic Resilience Fund Launched For Wales The fund will support firms of all sizes, including social enterprises By Rhys Gregory On Mar 30, 2020 Last updated Mar 31, 2020 0 Comments Photo credit: Matthew Horwood  ShareFacebookTwitter First Minister Mark Drakeford has today announced a new £500m fund to provide extra support to the Welsh economy, businesses and charities experiencing a sharp drop in trading as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Economic Resilience Fund aims to plug the gaps in the support schemes already announced by the UK Government, including the Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, which will guarantee
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Lots of recent Positive Coronavirus News – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Some of our recent Archives for #PositiveCoronavirusNews Recruitment drive for NHS volunteers stopped now as levels reach 750,000… March 30, 2020 | Comments Offon Recruitment drive for NHS volunteers stopped now as levels reach 750,000… The NHS drove for volunteers have reached their target just two days after it was extended, the Royal Voluntary Service announced today. The recruitment drive has been such an overwhelming success that it has now been temporarily paused to allow the charity to process the torrent of applicants and work with the NHS to get the volunteer army up and running. Those who registered will be helping the
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Recruitment drive for NHS volunteers stopped now as levels reach 750,000…

The NHS drove for volunteers have reached their target just two days after it was extended, the Royal Voluntary Service announced today. The recruitment drive has been such an overwhelming success that it has now been temporarily paused to allow the charity to process the torrent of applicants and work with the NHS to get the volunteer army up and running. Those who registered will be helping the health service perform ‘vital roles’ that will allow people to comply with strict government advice on self isolation and social distancing. Community response volunteers will collect and deliver shopping, medication or ‘other
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Positive Coronavirus News – Science – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

British scientists have developed a new ventilator for the NHS in just a week – they hope the simple design will make it easy for manufacturers to produce en masse. Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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Positive Coronavirus News – We have the Internet To Keep Us Connected – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

We have the internet to keep us connected… Before the internet, isolation would have been extremely lonely. But thanks to the advent of modern technology, it is easy to FaceTime & video call our loved ones and keep up with them on Social Media, making us feel much more connected then we otherwise would have. Dr Shmerling said: “We currently have ways to practice social distancing that preserve at least some social and medical connections. “People in isolation or quarantine can ask for help, visit friends, ‘see’ family and doctors virtually and provide updates on their condition.” Business News Coronavirus
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Positive Coronavirus News – Low Death Rates – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Most people recover From Coronavirus… While it may be a small constellation, especially to those who have lost loved ones, most people do recover from COVID-19. When compared with other coronaviruses such as SARS – which had a death rate of 11 percent – and MERS (34 percent), the death rate for COVID-19 is small, at just one percent. Dr Shmerling wrote: “Estimates now suggest that 99% of people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 will recover. “The loss of life related to this illness is terrible and far more cases are expected, but based on the fatality rates
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Positive Coronavirus News – Fund Raising – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal has raised almost £11 million since launching a week ago (Weds 18). The first £2.5 million is now being distributed to front-line charities, which will deliver food to isolated people, help people recover after leaving hospital, and protect vulnerable children now schools are closed. Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Coronavirus: From clapping to kindness, five reasons to be hopeful: Image copyrightEPAImage captionClapping events have become a common way to salute healthcare workers fighting the pandemic As the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise worldwide, positivity is hard to come by. We are in the throes of a global health crisis that may last weeks, if not months.  And yet there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful. As the pandemic has deepened, the worst of the crisis has brought out the best out in humanity. 1. Healthcare workers are being applauded worldwide. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers
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Royal Mint changed Tac and making Covid-19 Visors for NHS – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Credit: Royal Mint The Royal Mint has begun mass manufacturing medical visors to protect frontline NHS staff from coronavirus. Based in Llantrisant, engineers at The Royal Mint developed a medically approved visor design which they can produce thousands of each day.  The first batch of visors are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in south Wales.  Health care workers have expressed concern over the amount of PPEavailable to them, despite Welsh Government reassurance that there is enough to go around.  The Royal Mint, usually known for making money and coins, are turning their focus to helping protect people against COVID-19
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Happy Friday – Enjoy this Funny #Coronavirus Song! #PositiveCoronavirusNews

For more serious Coronavirus News please follow the link. Business News Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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All the latest UK & Global Coronavirus News from the BBC

    By Andrew McFarlane     NHS staff saluted     It was an emotional moment for those who took part – not least the NHS staff and care workers being saluted by the nation. The Royal Family and prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to front doorsteps, balconies and windows on Thursday evening night to applaud those dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. It came after figures revealed the UK death toll rose from 475 to 578 in one day, with 11,658 confirmed cases. There will be additional support for the NHS from firefighters, who have agreed to drive ambulances and deliver essential
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All the latest Coronavirus News from the BBC – UK & Global News…

    By Andrew McFarlane     Help for self-employed     It seems self-employed people are about to get some of the help they have been demanding since the government agreed to pay 80% of the salary of staff kept on by employers during the coronavirus outbreak. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to reveal what’s in the package at a press conference later. It comes as MPs criticise banks for asking business owners to put up personal assets such as property – other than their family home – to secure loans. This is despite government promises to cover 80% of losses if the
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